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National Tape Measure Day

Celebrate National Tape Measure Day with DIY projects, woodworking ideas, and crafty creations - get measuring for some fun!
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It's time to break out the measuring tapes and celebrate National Tape Measure Day on July 14! This day is all about honoring the invention of the tape measure, which has been around since 16th century England and was first patented in 1868. It has become an essential tool for construction workers, architects, designers and everyone else who needs to measure something accurately. So make sure you have your tape measure handy this July 14 and join in the fun!

History of National Tape Measure Day

National Tape Measure Day Dates

National Tape Measure Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1868</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Tape Measure Patent</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alvin J. Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut patents his version of a spring-click tape measure, the first official patent for this revolutionary tool.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hiram Farrand’s Improvement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hiram A. Farrand patents his "concave-convex" measuring tape, which offers improved flexibility and durability, eventually being acquired by Stanley Works.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stanley PowerLock Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stanley Works releases the very first self-retracting, lockable measuring tape known as the PowerLock, steering the industry onto a new path.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Age of Measuring</div><div class='timeline-text'>Development of electronic digital tape measures adds a high-tech edge to this classic tool, offering advanced features such as memory function, digital display, and conversion calculator.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class'reno'><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tape Measure Day Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Recognizing its unrivaled significance in our daily lives, the tape measure finally earns its own day on July 14th, celebrated as National Tape Measure Day henceforth. </div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tape Measure Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Build something</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your tape measure to build a piece of furniture, a bird house, or some other wooden structure. It's a great way to practice your measuring skills and celebrate National Tape Measure Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide items around the house or yard and have your friends use their tape measures to find them. Have the winner receive a prize and everyone will have a great time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Compete in a tape measure race</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Time each person to see who can accurately measure and cut out the longest piece of wood or fabric with their tape measure. The winner gets bragging rights!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a tape measure art project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your tape measure to create an art project with any materials you have on hand. Get creative and come up with all sorts of shapes, sizes, and designs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Measure something unusual</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your tape measure to different places and measure something unusual such as the length of an airplane, the height of a tree, or the depth of a lake. It's sure to be an adventure!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tape Measure Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tape measures are essential tools</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tape measures are one of the most useful and versatile tools out there, and can be used for a wide variety of tasks. Whether you're measuring a room in your house, sewing a garment, or even plotting out a garden, tape measures can help get the job done!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tape Measures are easy to use</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Using a tape measure isn't complicated - just pull it out to the desired length and read the markings on the side. It's also compact and lightweight, so you can toss it in your toolbox or carry it around with you wherever you go.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tape measures provide accuracy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Because tape measures have precise markings along their lengths, they offer an excellent degree of accuracy when measuring distances. This means no guesswork, which is especially important when projects require exact measurements!</p></div></div>

Unfurling 5 Fascinating Facts for Tape Measure Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tape Measures Have Traveled to Space</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tape measures have been part of the equipment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) where they have been used for various tasks, including measuring on-orbit generated debris.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Longest Tape Measure Reached 600 Feet</h3><p class='facts-content'>The World Record for the longest tape measure extension without collapsing was set in 2016 with a measurement of 601 feet and 8.40 inches using a DeWALT 250-foot Long Tape.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tape Measure Traditions Vary Globally</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the US, tape measures often show dual scale with both inches and metric units, while in Europe they typically only display metric units.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Smart Tape Measures Are Changing Measurement Game</h3><p class='facts-content'>Emerging innovations such as smart tape measures provide digital readings, connect to mobile apps, and some even use lasers to measure distance accurately.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tape Measures are Crucial for Home Improvement</h3><p class='facts-content'>In home improvement and construction, tape measures play a crucial role. Whether it's laying hardwood floors, hanging curtains, placing furniture or erecting a shed, a tape measure is a go-to tool.</p></div></div>

National Tape Measure Day FAQs

When is National Tape Measure Day?

National Tape Measure Day is celebrated on July 14 every year. In 2024 National Tape Measure Day will occur on a Sunday.

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